Matt Connor

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Matt Connor
Personal information
Irish name Maitiú Ó Conchubhair
Sport Gaelic football
Position Full-forward
Born Walsh Island, County Offaly
Occupation Garda Síochána
Years Club
1977-1984 Walsh Island
Club titles
Offaly titles 6
Leinster titles 2
All-Ireland Titles 1
Years County Apps (scores)
1978-1984 Offaly 26 (13-142)
Inter-county titles
Leinster titles 3
All-Irelands 1
All Stars 3

Matt Connor (born 1960 in Walsh Island, County Offaly) is an Irish retired sportsperson. He played Gaelic football with his local club Walsh Island and was a member of the Offaly senior inter-county team from 1978 until 1984, when he was seriously injured in a car crash.[citation needed] He is widely regarded as one of the greatest footballers ever to play the game. His display for Offaly in the 1980 All-Ireland Semi-Final against Kerry, scoring 2-9, is considered one of the best personal performances in the history of Gaelic Football.[1]


  1. ^ "Offaly GAA profile". Retrieved 2010-04-09.